Wednesday, September 3, 2008
While it was hard to tear myself away from sweet, sweet Tetris, I was drawn to the outdoors this weekend for a camping trip in Maryland. Luckily, the s'mores helped to ease the separation from the Best Game Ever, and it turns out a glowing campfire is almost as fun to watch as the YES Network. Last time I ventured out into Nature, I stumbled upon the Rare Tetris Flower. This time, I encountered something even better on the beach -- wild ponies!!! I'm not kidding. It was almost as awesome as the time Rachel made it to level 81. This weekend, I'm off to spend some more time in Nature, and who knows what I'll find? I'll keep you posted on my adventures when I return.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
For any of you who missed Michelle Obama's inspirational speach at the Dem convention the other night, I highty suggest you take a 15 minute break from tetris to watch it. Michelle's warmth, passion and intelligence are a welcome relief from the lifeless Laura Bush, whose personality ranges somewhere between zombie and Disney World animatronic creature. America will be better off having Michellle Obama in Washington, and who knows? Maybe in eight years she'll pull a Hillary and run for office herself!
Friday, August 22, 2008
I was watching Enchanted this weekend, and couldn't stop thinking that the movie seemed really familiar. Then I realized, I was basically watching Elf, but with more singing and fewer large men in green tights (maybe this had something to do with the fact that I'd also watched Talladega Nights that weekend, which stars Amy Adams and Will Ferrell). If I were an Olympic gymnastics judge, I would award Enchanted a bronze medal; the music and dancing are not bad (by modern movie musical standards) and Amy Adams is super adorable as the cartoon brought to life, even if she doesn't consume massive amounts of candy and make wooden toys out of furniture.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Olympic Fever has official spread to GPT HQ. Last night, Stef stayed up all night watching gymnastics, and I've found myself straying from baseball games to watch swimming. Shocking? I think the photo below speaks for itself. Go USA!!!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Thank you Jezebel for finding these brilliant LOLBushes in The Guardian. Based on the immortal LOLCats, the photos feature President Bush at the Olympics (with appropriate captions). This one is my fave:
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
There's less strategy involved in popping virtual bubble wrap than in playing tetris, but it's still strangely satisfying, and a good way to relieve stress at work. Try the manic mode if you're feeling really crazy. Thanks to GPT fan and dad, Alvin W., for helping us find yet another addictive slice of Internet silliness.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
It's the middle of summer. The fans and ACs are working overtime to combat the heat, Labor Day seems years away, and to top it all off, my boy Jorge Posada is having season-ending surgery. We could all use a little pick-me-up, courtesy of the one and only Barbra Streisand. Yes, it's sort of random, and a departure from the usual tetris and baseball themed GPT subject matter, but watch this clip from Funny Girl and you'll feel instantly revived.